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  • Talma Gotteiner

Sea of Galilee: Summer at the Yigal Allon Center

Hi there,

Next time you plan on swimming at the Sea of Galilee, you may want to add an additional activity. The Yigal Allon Center at Kibbutz Ginosar on the shores of the Sea of ​​Galilee invites you to a special summer activity for the whole family! Come on an air-conditioned journey in time in the impressive and inviting structure. The tour guides will take you through exhibits from the Second Temple, Mishnah, and Talmud to the days just before the establishment of the State of Israel introducing the inspiring figure of Yigal Allon and his extensive heritage. Values ​​such as protection and settlement, attitude to man and environment, and connection to tradition and culture, all come together accompanied by fascinating stories.

Sea of Galilee: Summer at the Yigal Allon Center
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Yigal Allon Center's PR

Among the various exhibits throughout the museum is the oldest boat in the world (two thousand years old!) Found in the Sea of ​​Galilee; A new exhibition on Yigal Alon's leadership with additional displays on stations in his life; An exhibition of the Sanhedrin Trail - over 150 special items found in archeological excavations throughout the Galilee; The Kinneret Exhibition - the story of the Sea of ​​Galilee from different points of view throughout history; Samson Mosaic - the only original mosaic from the ancient synagogue in Hukok that is displayed to the general public; A reading corner for children with plenty of Yiftach Allon's (Yigal Allon's son) nostalgic books and many more surprises.

Those interested in enriching the experience can, for an additional fee and by prior arrangement, participate in a special escape room: "Escape to the Galilee" where participants (over age 7) will go through various challenging stations following the true story of the young Palmach fighters in the battle for the conquest of Tiberias.


During the summer holiday, there will be 3 guided tours every day on weekdays at 10:00, 11:30, and 13:00.

The admission price on Sundays-Fridays: child (5-14) and retiree - 20 NIS, adult - 35 NIS.

On Saturdays - admission to Yigal Alon's house is free, as part of the 'Israeli Shabbat' project. Free guided tours take place at 10:00, 11:00, and 12:00. Pre-register in Hebrew here.

The cost of the "Escape to the Galilee" for to 6 people is 350 NIS. Each additional person over 6 people (up to 12 participants) is 50 NIS per participant.

Hours of operation: 8:30-17:00. For more details - 04-6727700 or the website.




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